Missouri First Steps
In our First Steps program, Behavior Analysts use the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to develop skill acquisition programs for children with developmental delays and/or developmental disabilities, ages birth through three. Behavior Analysts work directly with the children and their caregivers to implement these programs using Discreet Trial Training. During therapy sessions, Behavior Analysts focus on verbal behavior, and teaching the child to use a form of functional communication to get their needs met. This could include speaking, using sign language or using the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS). Behavior Analysts also focus on decreasing any problem behaviors the child is exhibiting, and teaching appropriate replacement behaviors.
Services offered: ABA Evaluation, ABA Consultation, ABA Implementer, Transition Assistance into Early Childhood